Roots of college cheating are planted in reward-driven culture

Although James M. Lang’s focus is college cheating (“Cheaters U.,” Ideas, Aug. 4), he nails what’s wrong with parenting, education, and the college admissions race well before students even set foot on campus: extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation.

Too many strive to get the reward at any cost, rather than learning for the sake of challenge, growth, and joy.

Ann Marie Lindquist


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